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New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you …

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED OCTOBER 26-28, 2013

Let’s worship God together!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________

What’s Current Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN CONFERENCE

Got a Heart for Adoption or Fostering? Friday, November 8, all day at Northland at Longwood. Gain a deeper knowledge of how to wisely care for children and families, including foster care, mentoring and adoption. More info on page 5 of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

DENTAL OUTREACH

Calling All Dental Professionals! Dentists, oral surgeons, specialists, hygienists and assistants are needed for the Central Florida Dental Outreach, taking place November 2 and 3. We have flexible volunteer hours to work around your schedule — volunteer for a few hours or the entire day! More info at northlandchurch.net or at centralfloridadentaloutreach.net.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Volunteers Needed! Shoebox collection begins soon. We have the opportunity to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child! We need LOTS of volunteers to help collect and sort shoeboxes filled with gifts during our big collection week at Longwood, November 18 to 25. Find details and sign up at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

CHECK OUT THE HUB

Distributed Journeys 2014! Want to serve in a cross-cultural setting next year? We have some new tools available to help you “Make Your Someday TODAY!” Want to learn more? Stop by The Hub after any service this weekend!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

Participate & Connect:

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — October 15 to 21, 2013 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 9,450,000 Received. . . . . . . 228,790 Received. . . . . . 8,889,779 Difference. . . . . . . . 3,790 Difference. . . . . (560,221)

10/26-28/2013


What’s Current

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED OCTOBER 26-28, 2013

Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN CONFERENCE

DENTAL OUTREACH

Got a Heart for Adoption or Fostering?

Calling All Dental Professionals!

Friday, November 8, all day at Northland at Longwood.

Dentists, oral surgeons, specialists, hygienists and assistants are needed for the Central Florida Dental Outreach, taking place November 2 and 3.

Gain a deeper knowledge of how to wisely care for children and families, including foster care, mentoring and adoption.

We have flexible volunteer hours to work around your schedule — volunteer for a few hours or the entire day!

More info on page 5 of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

More info at northlandchurch.net or at centralfloridadentaloutreach.net.

New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you … PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Volunteers Needed! Shoebox collection begins soon. We have the opportunity to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child! We need LOTS of volunteers to help collect and sort shoeboxes filled with gifts during our big collection week at Longwood, November 18 to 25. Find details and sign up at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

CHECK OUT THE HUB

Distributed Journeys 2014! Want to serve in a cross-cultural setting next year? We have some new tools available to help you “Make Your Someday TODAY!” Want to learn more? Stop by The Hub after any service this weekend!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________

Participate & Connect:

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

10/26-28/2013

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — October 15 to 21, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . . . 3,790 Difference. . . . . (560,221)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 9,450,000 Received. . . . . . . 228,790 Received. . . . . . 8,889,779


A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR (Read about Pastor Joel at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at pastorjoelhunter.com.)

Dying to Our Critical Spirit James 4:11-12 (NASB) Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

Worship focus Worship Christ today as the Author of love. When He lives in us, His love transforms our hearts and lives, giving us a new nature so that we demonstrate His genuine love to those around us. As a result, the entire community is transformed.

NOTES

Prayer “O God, thou hast bound us together in a common life. Help us in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront each other without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect. Grant us not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among the things that are passing away, to hold fast to those things that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” —The Book of Common Prayer

R E P E E D DIG

Be in Community: Want to spark conversation in your group this week? Use the week’s daily devotional content!

Find the entire week’s devotionals online at

worship.northlandchurch.net!

Devotional Thought

It’s been said, “Everyone’s a critic.” Unfortunately, in today’s environment, this is hardly an exaggeration. There is a stronghold of criticism that pervades our culture, extending beyond politics to personal relationships. After all, it’s much easier to see the speck of sawdust in our brother’s eye than the plank in our own (Matthew 7:3-5). Once again, Christ calls His disciples to a new and better way. God is the Author of love — radical, transformative, gracious love (Psalm 103:8). If we are to die to ourselves and follow Christ, we must clothe ourselves in His loving nature. When we see what is redeemable in others and offer hope rather than harsh criticism, we reflect His love. When we see potential where others see only problems, we become a voice of compassion rather than a clanging cymbal in an already noisy world. Who are the most frequent targets of your criticism? Why do you think that is? Take a moment to pray for those people by name. Ask God to soften your heart and help you see room for redemption in their lives, rather than focusing on the negative. Love comes from God, so ask Him for it (1 John 4:7).

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”

Let Us Know!

How can we help? Need to update your contact information, or want more information about a particular ministry or opportunity? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] The above is an update. I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. Prayer request: ________________________________________________________________________________

— James Truslow Adams __________________________________________________________________________________________________

I’d like more information about: ____________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.


What’s Current

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED OCTOBER 26-28, 2013

Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN CONFERENCE

DENTAL OUTREACH

Got a Heart for Adoption or Fostering?

Calling All Dental Professionals!

Friday, November 8, all day at Northland at Longwood.

Dentists, oral surgeons, specialists, hygienists and assistants are needed for the Central Florida Dental Outreach, taking place November 2 and 3.

Gain a deeper knowledge of how to wisely care for children and families, including foster care, mentoring and adoption.

We have flexible volunteer hours to work around your schedule — volunteer for a few hours or the entire day!

More info on page 5 of Respond or at northlandchurch.net.

More info at northlandchurch.net or at centralfloridadentaloutreach.net.

New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you … PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Volunteers Needed! Shoebox collection begins soon. We have the opportunity to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child! We need LOTS of volunteers to help collect and sort shoeboxes filled with gifts during our big collection week at Longwood, November 18 to 25. Find details and sign up at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

CHECK OUT THE HUB

Distributed Journeys 2014! Want to serve in a cross-cultural setting next year? We have some new tools available to help you “Make Your Someday TODAY!” Want to learn more? Stop by The Hub after any service this weekend!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________

Participate & Connect:

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

10/26-28/2013

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks in the lobby, online at generous.northlandchurch.net or for your mobile at northlandchurch.net/mobilegive. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — October 15 to 21, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . . . 3,790 Difference. . . . . (560,221)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 9,450,000 Received. . . . . . . 228,790 Received. . . . . . 8,889,779


NOVEMBER 2013

www.northlandchurch.net

BE THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS YOU!

DISTRIBUTED JOURNEYS 2014

If you have a heart for children, please partner with us in teaching the next generation all about God! No experience is required, and training is provided!

PASSPORT TO THE NATIONS INFORMATION AND DINNER

Visit northlandchurch.net/ministry/ childrens_church

Wednesday, November 13, The Hub, Longwood site More info on page 4 and at northlandchurch.net

GO CHECK OUT THE HUB Looking to get connected? Find more information? Grab some coffee and conversation?

The Hub is a good place to start!


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About Northland, A Church Distributed WHAT WE BELIEVE The Bible

— We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)

God

— The Trinity — We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8) Jesus Christ — We believe by miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. He is the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3) Holy Spirit — We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and converts sinners, and baptizes them into the church, which is the body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each one. We believe that the believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the body of Christ. The practice of any gift in any gathered body shall be in keeping with the Scripture. (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

The Means of Salvation

— We believe that salvation from the guilt and condemnation of sin is possible only as the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by good resolutions, sincere efforts, or submission to the rules, regulations or ordinances of any church, but is freely bestowed on all who put their faith in Christ and trust in the work that Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All who so trust the Savior pass from death unto life, and are forgiven of their sins, accepted by the Father, and born into His family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. (John 5:24; Ephesians 1:67; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23)

Security, Assurance and Responsibility

— We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. However, this assurance must not be the occasion for sin, for God in His holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:2729; Romans 8:19-39; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

Man

— We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. We believe that man is subject to the power of the devil and has within himself no possible means of recovery or salvation. (Genesis 1:26; 1 John 1:8-10; Romans 6:23)

OUR PURPOSE: WHY WE ARE HERE From its inception in 1972, Northland has been unwavering in its purpose: To bring people to maturity in Christ.

OUR VISION: WHAT WE SEE

A vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable future. It sees the future through the eyes of faith. It shares the perspective of the biblical writer when he wrote the following words: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, NASB). Northland’s vision is to see people coming to Christ, and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day.

OUR MISSION: WHAT WE DO

At Northland, we believe God’s call to us as a body of believers is to respond to Him for the benefit of others. There are countless ways that one can respond to God’s grace and goodness. We have identified the following ways that we, as a church, regularly want to respond together: Worship God — John 4:21 Glorify God for who He is and what He has done. Read the Bible — Jeremiah 1:12 Study God’s message to you often. Share your story — 1 Peter 3:15 Tell others what God is doing in your life. Be in community — John 13:35 Foster environments for relationship. Pray — 1 Peter 3:12 Engage in conversation with God. Serve others — Matthew 25:40 Meet the needs of the people around you. Live generously — Matthew 6:21 Give what God’s given you.

We believe that as we respond to God together we will be transformed into the image of Christ.

LONGWOOD WORSHIP TIMES Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m.

Live Concurrent Worship Northland at Oviedo worships with us concurrently at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship times.

Sundays . . . . . 9 (hi)(sp), 11 a.m.(sp); 5 p.m. Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

NOT LOCAL? Join us for LIVE online worship at

northlandchurch.net

¿Habla español? Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!

during any of our worship times!

The Church

— We believe that the true church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that those who are members of the true church will be eligible for membership in the local church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the church during the present age. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are acts of obedience to the Lord. Participation in them, though, is not to be regarded in any sense as a means of salvation. (Acts 2)

The Christian’s Walk

— We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit of God. The flesh (our natural desire), which in this life is never fully eradicated, must be kept by the Spirit (through our walk of faith), constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives, to the dishonor of our Lord. (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:16)

The Eternal State

— We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming for the church, when soul and glorified body, reunited, will be associated with Him forever in glory. We believe that unbelievers will be punished with everlasting separation from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power. (John 3:15-16; Hebrews 9:28; Matthew 25:41-46)

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

facebook.com/northlandchurch

twitter.com/northlandchurch

NEW TO NORTHLAND? Do you have questions … about God, Northland or anything else? Look for this icon above our INFO KIOSKS located throughout the foyer during worship times! A host will be there to connect with you. Or visit northlandchurch.net/new.


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Harvest Prayer Whatever is foreseen in joy Must be lived out from day to day. Vision held open in the dark By our ten thousand days of work. Harvest will fill the barn; for that The hand must ache, the face must sweat. And yet no leaf or grain is filled By work of ours; the field is tilled And left to grace. That we may reap, Great work is done while we’re asleep. When we work well, a Sabbath mood Rests on our day, and finds it good. –Wendell Berry, Walking Meditations


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somedayistoday.net

Go on a DISTRIBUTED JOURNEY!

SERVE GLOBALLY

Apply today. Browse short-term trips and apply at somedayistoday.net.

Where Is Your Mission Field? BY KAILA TINDLE

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call to the mission field is not on every person’s heart; however, those who are called have been handchosen by God. If you’re reading this article, that could be you. I challenge you to take the next step. Life is full of unknowns, and deciding to go on a mission trip is no exception. “Will I be able to raise the money? What if my passport doesn’t come in time? Who will watch my dog?” All are valid points. But remember, there is an enemy. Serving God and spreading His Word to the nations is our purpose. If the enemy can keep us from fulfilling God’s plan, he sure will. Traveling to a developing nation is absolutely lifechanging. I can remember being a little girl and feeling confused as to why God would allow people to be born into families without faith, or with other kinds of faith. It didn’t seem fair they wouldn’t have the opportunity to know God because of their surroundings. Now I know this is not the case in any part of the world. We are disciples. We are responsible. We carry God’s love to every inch of the earth to proclaim the Good News of God’s love, and in doing so, we give every human the opportunity to know God. All we need to do is plant a seed. It’s wonderful that we can serve others. It is mandatory. But it’s also in serving others that we comprehend the love Jesus has for us. I cannot imagine the daily difficulties these people face; however, I envy their undeniable love for Christ. And maybe we aren’t called only because we are to serve, but we are to be served. This realization is indescribable. I have brothers and sisters in all parts of the world – those I’ve traveled with and those I’ve missioned. It’s an amazing feeling to know that when I get to the gates, I will have so many beautiful faces to spend eternity with. That’s the ultimate feeling of hope. We have an unbreakable bond in Jesus Christ. Teams have gone on Distributed Journeys to all parts of our nation and the world. Many people have experienced the fullness of participating in a mission trip and can relate to these feelings. Those who haven’t been cannot comprehend. God wants you to be a part of someone else’s bigger picture. All you need is a willing heart, and He will take care of the rest. Take the next step. Find out more. Pray continually, and ask God to lead you where He desires. Your mission field could be in your backyard, but if it isn’t, listen to where He is calling you. It means the world to others.

Redemption Village.

Christy and Jabe Jones play with kids in La Cienaga.

Prayer during home visits in Bombita.

A beautiful girl in Redemption Village.

The 2013 team.

Redemption Village good-byes.

PASSPORT TO THE NATIONS 2014 Distributed Journeys Information and Dinner Wednesday, November 13, 6 p.m., The Hub, Longwood site

Leaders Kaila Tindle and Lisa Gailey with New Missions founder Jeanne DeTellis.

Get an overview of all of the Distributed Journeys for 2014 — the year of taking the next step as a disciple. In addition to a list of the destinations and missions, there will be specific, detailed information about the DJ process that is new for 2014. Register at northlandchurch.net.


northlandchurch.net/serve

SERVE LOCALLY Christmas and YOU BY LIFEHOPE TEAM

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hristmas is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of Christ. It is a time of giving and receiving, and a time of joy. For hundreds of families in Central Florida who are experiencing unemployment, the loss of jobs and other crises, it can be a time of stress and even fear as they try to explain to their children why there will be no gifts for them. This year we are doing things a little differently, and we need your help. As disciples, we can all serve others in various ways. Do you want to purchase a gift for someone else? Do you want to give of your time? Do you know a family in need? We have opportunities for you! Once again, we are partnering with Christian HELP and its Dove Tree Christmas gift program. We encourage you to select a dove from the tree to help a child have gifts for Christmas. The Dove Trees will be in the Longwood site’s lobby from November 29 until December 16. During this time, you can pick up a dove card, purchase one of the suggested gifts, and return it to the tree the next week. We also would love for you to participate in the Local Serve Day project with Christian HELP to distribute Dove Tree gifts. Sign up for these teams at northlandchurch.net/ serve. Distribution will take place on December 17, 18 and 19 during the day.

Servant Leader of the Month

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laine Donnellan has been serving at Northland since 2008. She dedicates much of her time to Local Serve projects, the Healing and Transition program, the Prison and Jail Ministry and the Celebrate Recovery leadership team. In addition, you will find her singing with the worship band Broken on Friday nights at Celebrate Recovery. Thank you, Elaine, for your dedication and leadership.

If you or someone you know is in need of help this Christmas, please go to the Northland LifeHope website (lifehope.northlandchurch.net) and complete the application labeled Christmas Gift Help. Each request will be reviewed for eligibility by the Northland LifeHope team. We understand the community need is significant, and our desire is to help as many families as possible. For more information about Christian HELP, visit its website, at christianhelp.org. For information about the Dove Tree program at Northland, contact Judy Head at 407-937-1744 or judy.head@northlandchurch.net. Distributed sites: Check with your local leadership to find out about ways to serve and give this Christmas.

Help Support Access Life Ministries

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oin us as we support the Access Life Expo by cleaning up and loading equipment at the end of the day Saturday, November 16 at Bill Breeze Park on Lake Starke, at 1 S. Lakeshore Drive in Ocoee. This wonderful event provides an all-day outdoor expo, with fishing, boat rides, archery, food and fun for families and individuals living with disabilities. Our serve project will last from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (You can join us earlier for lunch!) All ages are welcome, but kids under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We need 25 individuals. For more information, email Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net.

Operation Christmas Child Help a child experience Christmas!

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he Operation Christmas Child season is upon us, and once again you have the opportunity to bless children around the world by bringing your gifts to Northland. National Collection Week for the shoe boxes filled with gifts is November 18 through 25. Through your gifts, you would minister to boys and girls who suffer from war, poverty, disease and natural disasters by demonstrating the love of God. Operation Christmas Child distributes the gifts in almost 100 countries, and works in and through local churches where possible, offering children gospel literature and culturally appropriate evangelistic and follow-up programs. You can help by delivering a completed shoe box to Northland during collection week. You also have the opportunity to serve by helping with the collection of boxes at Northland. Children 13 years and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. For more information about signing up to help with collection, visit serve.northlandchurch.net, and click on “serve locally,” or contact Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net or 407-388-5798.

Local Serve Opportunities

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ne of the most practical ways to “Be the Church” everywhere, every day is by serving locally in the community. Use your time, talents and gifts that God has given you by serving here at Northland, or with one of our local partners or outreach projects. November 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International November 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Access Life Ministries November 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Dora Serve Day November 18-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operation Christmas Child November 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care November 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry To register for or find out more about these serve projects, visit serve.northlandchurch.net. Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net or 407388-5798

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northlandchurch.net/volunteer

VOLUNTEER at Northland 5K Benefits Anti-Human Trafficking Cause BY JAMES LI

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e are so thankful for the opportunity to have hosted the Northland 5K Run/Walk. It has been a great opportunity to connect the Northland congregation to the community and to the fighting of the social injustice of human trafficking. Here are the stats: • 369 people ran in support of the anti-human trafficking cause. • More than 750 people came out to run the 5K, cheer on a friend or family member, or learn more about the many connection points Northland has to offer. • Nearly 75 children participated in the Kids Dash, and thankfully there were no boo-boos. • We had 32 ministries represented at the Ministry Fair, and lots of connections were made. • Finally, we had close to 80 volunteers who helped make the 5K and Ministry Fair a success. We could not have done this without them!

National Anthem.

Warming up.

Running through Columbus Harbor.

And they’re off!

Kids Dash.

Staff Dash.

Thank you, UCF students, for volunteering!


northlandchurch.net/middleschool • northlandchurch.net/highschool

STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY

COLLEGE MINISTRY

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/highschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net

Fusion (For students ages 18 to 25) Sundays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Dinner ($3 donation), Bible study and small group connection. Holly Christian at 407-883-1891 pursuedbychrist@gmail.com

LUGrox Saturdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGrox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Optional dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Register by completing the profile, linked at the top of the northlandchurch.net/middleschool.

I AM THIRD Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. 9th- to 12th-graders are invited to an evening of small and large group discipleship, worship and community. Small groups meet from 6 to 6:50 p.m., food and games are available from 6:50 to 7:15 p.m. with the everyone coming together at 7:15 p.m.. First-time attendees are encouraged to complete the high school profile at northlandchurch. net/highschool before attending.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DOULOS Sundays, 11 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Middle School Doulos will help students connect what they experience in worship service to their daily lives and was designed for parents who are serving during the 11 a.m. service.

Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGheads, Welcome, Admin, Cafe Teams) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). northlandchurch.net/highschool

Mark Your Calendar! For more info, visit: northlandchurch.net/middleschool or northlandchurch.net/highschool

Father’s Blessing Ceremony Sunday, November 3, 6:30 p.m. in The Rink. Fathers and sons (12 years and older) are encouraged to participate as Pastor Joel leads in anointing our next generation of men. The principle of blessing can be found throughout the Bible and is an important rite of passage as our sons enter manhood. Sign up at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ FathersBlessing1. David Keys at 407-256-5576

Arena Flag Football Thursdays through November 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in The Rink Open to ages 13 and up (including adults!), so bring out your family and friends to play some flag football! Details and registration online.

Christmas Camp 2013 December 28, 2013 to January 1, 2014 SharpTop, Jasper, Ga. Registration now available online.

northlandchurch.net/ministry/childrens_church

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Children’s Church

Northland Early Learning Center

Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries, at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) A variety of options are available. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

A weekday cooperative learning environment The Northland Early Learning Center will enroll children who have reached the age of 2, 3 or 4 by September 1 into the 2-, 3- or 4-year-olds class, respectively. As classes fill up, children will be placed on a waiting list and put in a class on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your child’s spot in a class, there is a $65 nonrefundable registration fee. Pam Anderson at 407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@ northlandchurch.net

Volunteer of the Month: Kat Mabe Congratulations to Kathryn “Kat” Mabe, our Children’s Ministries Volunteer of the Month! Kat serves as a Buddy and classroom helper in grade school, making sure children have a wonderful experience participating in Sunday school programs. Kat’s ever-present smile and spunk make her a favorite with the kids. Thank you, Kat, for your love and service!

Why did you draw that? Jenna drew a picture of what the Tower of Babel might have looked like. God showed everyone who was the greatest of all when He stopped them from building the Tower of Babel.

Mark Your Calendar! Operation Christmas Child Collection week is from November 18 to 25. Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net

Young Believers Classes Steps for Young Believers classes (for kids in grades two through five and their parents) are starting for the winter session. Check the Classes & Training section for dates and information (page 9), or contact Krystal Rivera at 407-9497153 or krystal.rivera@northlandchurch.net.

God of Wonders Celebration Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Join the children for a celebration of what they’ve learned this year in Children’s Church: who God is and what He has done! Every first- through fifth-grade child is invited and encouraged to participate in this joyful noise! A brief reception will follow in the foyer. and registration: Krystal Rivera at 407-949-7153 or krystal.rivera@northlandchurch.net

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Adult Baptisms Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, November 16, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies ADULTS Deep in Spirit, Shallow in the Word Sundays, through December 8, 9:40 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 4216-4218. Within seven weeks, this class will review the unfolding story of the entire Bible, so you’ll have a perspective for further study. The study is based on Max Anders’ book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. Register at northlandchurch.net/ classes. The book is available for $10.25 at the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. David McLaughlin at davidkmclaughlin@yahoo.com or 407-7975463, or Paul DePalma at pdepalma01@ gmail.com or 407-786-0687 Ephesians Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Join us for a Bible study on the book of Ephesians led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183 FaithAbility Third Fridays of the month, starting November 15, 6:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Monthly Bible study and connection group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members and friends. Bring your Bible. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828 Firm Foundations Sundays, either 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study the Bible chronologically for one year to understand God’s overarching plan from creation to Christ. This class is for new adult believers and those who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of God, our relationship with Him, and the grace He has made freely available through the death of His Son. The study guide is available in the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Mike Sheffey at msheffey@cfl.rr.com Hispanic Ministry - Bible Study Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5100. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Laura Capizzano

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Here are some great places to start!

at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 Ministerio Hispano - Estuido Biblico Semanal Todos los miércoles de 7 a 8:30 p.m. en el aula 5100. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Laura Capizzano a laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net o 407-937-1824 Letters of Paul Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211, Administration Wing. Study the teachings of Paul chronologically, with an eye from history. The group study will approach this topic from the 40,000-foot level, with contextual history in mind, delving deep into the Word. Robert Johnson at 407-937-1765 or robert. johnson@northlandchurch.net Luke (The Life and Times of Jesus) Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Come early for refreshments, and make new friends. Investigate Luke’s historical documentation of events that surround the life and teaching of Jesus. Hosted by John and Carolyn Jones. Taught by Dr. Wayne Lukens. Wayne Lukens at wlukens@cfl.rr.com or 407-3654735 Transformers — Young married couples (mid-20s to -40s) Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Our goal is to build relationships and grow in our marriages by studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Tim and Michelle Kutcher at tim.kutcher@gmail.com

MEN AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ trubromance.com Man in the Mirror Men’s Bible Study, by Pat Morley Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bob Shoemaker at bshoemaker@ compass1.org or 407-599-3132 Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 5100, CWW. This is an intensive, captivating journey that helps men: Resolve wounds from their past; embrace a biblical definition of manhood; and develop their own personal manhood plan. The required workbook can be ordered through the Northland Bookstore. Vito Fera at vito@networksoundinc.com or 407923-5115 Philippians Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Leo Carrier at leo@carrierinsurance.com

WOMEN Foundations Mondays, November 4 through December 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216. In this six-

week Bible study, you will discover answers to questions such as these: How do I know I’ll go to heaven when I die? What do I do with feelings of guilt and shame? Where do I find the power to live a victorious Christian life? What are clear key steps for spiritual growth? Kari Maggard at karimaggard@ gmail.com or 407-592-3001 The Patriarchs, by Beth Moore Ever wonder what Old Testament people have in common with us? The answer is, everything! Join them in this 11-week study as they encounter the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Workbooks are available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. Choose from two times: • Mondays, through November 18, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Space is limited. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@ cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, through November 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Space is limited. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Tracie Theune at 407695-6852 or theunemom@aol.com

Classes & Training Check the Northland website (northlandchurch.net/classes/) for the most up to date information on all classes.

ADULTS Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Dr. Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch. Registration on-line or email to: belong@northlandchurch.net Ruth Sapp at 407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@ northlandchurch.net • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ • DVD: Anytime and sold in the Northland bookstore at Longwood. Blended Family Educational Series Sundays, through November 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4204. A blended family begins with losses and changes, and all members are affected and challenged. Come learn about how to build a healthy blended family in this Christian-based eight-week educational series. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. The book is $13.99 in the Northland Bookstore. Jeff Reinking at jfreinking@cfl.rr.com or 407-616-6658 Digging Even Deeper Saturdays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., room 4128 (cry room.) This is a time to examine the evening’s message through the Bible and how to apply it to our lives. Join in the opportunity to dig a little deeper and strengthen your walk with Jesus. It’s a great way to discover your gifts and passion for the ministry for which God has equipped you. Child care is unavailable. Shirley Todd at shirleytodd325@aol.com

Empowered to Connect Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. This interactive learning experience is designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The course equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The 10 sessions involve homework. Married couples must attend together; single parents are welcome. Class fee: $120, as books need to be purchased. northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ EmpoweredtoConnect Marriage Preparation Class Sundays, January 19 through April 13, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This 13-week class is for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. The cost: $120 per couple. Registration is required by January 19 at northlandchurch .net/calendar/details/Marriage_Prep_Course. A paper application is available at the Northland Bookstore. Chris Kingsley at 407-949-7193 Navigating Your Finances God’s Way Orientation and Class  Thursdays, through December 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4205. This small group study teaches individuals God’s way of handling money and possessions. Subjects include “God’s Part and Our Part,” “Debt,” “Generosity,” “Work,” “Honesty and Counsel,” “Crisis and Perspective,” and “Eternity.” Cost for materials, available in the Northland Bookstore: $39 per person, or $49 per couple. and registration: Bob Shoemaker at 407-599-3132 or bshoemaker@compass1.org The Truth Project, by Focus on the Family Sundays, through November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., room 4204. Join us for 13 one-hour life-changing sessions taught by Dr . Del Tackett as we learn together to look at various aspects of living life from a biblical perspective. Learn ways God continues to call ordinary people like us to make an eternal difference in our world! Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. Chris and Teri Toadvine at fivetoadvines@gmail.com

CHILDREN Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Materials cost: $5. Registration is required. Krystal Rivera at krystal. rivera@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153 • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Sundays, January 26 through February 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Sundays, March 2 through April 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE BIBLE: Wednesdays, January 22 through April 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Focus:


This course will answer questions that we have about the Bible, such as these: What’s in the Old and New Testament? How do we use the Bible? Why did God give us the Bible? Why translate it? How can we understand it? How can we share it with others? Pizza will be served at 6 p.m. for a small charge. .

Groups CARE GROUPS ADULTS Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., rooms 5207-8. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or Carol Sorensen at 407-617-6449 Al-Anon Support Group Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., room 5209. Alcoholism affects families, and can affect our emotional well-being, for better or worse. Problem drinking can make life extremely difficult for the non-drinking family member. Al‑Anon members share their experience, strength and hope in coping with an intimate relationship that is affected by alcoholism or drug abuse. Nancy Cook 407-484-3069 Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Sanctuary. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include CR 101, Men’s and Women’s Addiction, Men’s and Women’s Co-dependency, Mom’s of Addicts, Men’s Anger, Men’s Sexual Addiction, Women’s Relationship Addiction, Women’s Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders for Women. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1799 Divorce Recovery Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session starting January 7. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Child care is available. 407-937-1749 GriefShare Mondays, call for time and location. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net His Way Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. A Christcentered, 12-step recovery support program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. A. Jay Fowinkle at Hisway@northlandchurch.net or 407-4166630

PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-07, CWW. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Skye Engel at 407834-3158 PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict. From classes in PeaceMaker to conflict coaching and mediation, this ministry makes a difference in all relationships. Nita Zelenak at nita_zelenak@ntm.org (regarding class), or Rich Arndt at volvoom@gmail.com (regarding mediation and conflict coaching) Stephen Ministry What is a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister feels God’s call to walk alongside the congregation, providing one-to-one care to members of our Northland family and community beyond who are experiencing life difficulties, such as the loss of a job, family member or illness and more. We have training due to begin in late January. This training incorporates 50 training hours and a commitment to serve for two years. If this sounds like you, you would need to fill out an application and interview. For an application, contact Elaine Harland-Colter at elaine. harland-colter@northlandchurch.net Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session starting January 7. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Child care is available. 407-9371749 Surviving the Holidays Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m., room 4209. Join us if you have lost a loved one due to the pain of divorce or death and need some coping ways to help you through the upcoming holiday months. Elaine Harland-Colter at 407-949-4002 or elaine. harland-colter@northlandchurch.net

MEN Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net

WOMEN BCAUSE—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com. Breast Cancer Support Group Monday, November 11, 7 p.m., room 4210. This is an information meeting for a cancer support group for women on the journey of cancer and for those who are cancer survivors and their families. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Nancy Koch at 407-247-4445 or nankoch@bellsouth.net, or Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com Women Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction Group Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. This group support

provides confidential care and recovery from fantasy, romance, love and sex/pornography addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Suzanne Rucker at 407-967-9313 or LifeCounselingSolutions@gmail.com Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4218. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that keep you in bondage. Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com

COMMUNITY GROUPS What is a community group? It’s a small group — a gathering of you and your Christian community hinged on a mission of responding to God TOGETHER for the benefit of others! Find or form a group of your own at community.northlandchurch.net. Dwell Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., connect for location, as it will change every week. This small group of creative and artistic young professionals ranging from age 20 to 30 years old seeks to dwell in community, both with one another and with Christ, through building authentic relationships, serving the local community, and engaging in worship and Scripture. twitter @northland_dwell or dwell.northland@gmail.com

PRAYER GROUPS Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7180 Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net Hispanic Ministry - Friday Prayer Fridays, (except for the third Friday of the month) 7 to 8:30 p.m, room 4108 (prayer room). Gather for a short devotional and prayer. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce at mrsclasdearce@gmail.com or 407242-3642 Ministerio Hispano - Viernes de Oración Los viernes excepto el tercer viernes del mes. 7 a 8:30pm en la sala 4108 (sala de oración). Nos reuniremos para hacer un pequeno devocional y oración. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce a mrsclasdearce@gmail.com o 407-242-3642

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Active and Retired Law Enforcement Officers Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Currently studying John Eldredge’s Beautiful Outlaw. Paul Griffith at 407-557-7678 or paulgfl02@aol.com Adoption/Foster Care Ministry Meeting Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., room 4213. Are you interested or experienced in adoption or foster care? This group provides information, community and enrichment. Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@

northlandchurch.net. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net Arabic-speaking Community Sundays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., room 4213. Join in for worship, prayer, fellowship and a cup of coffee. Mamdouh Nasr at 407385-5772 or mamdmata@gmail.com Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., room 1101, Student Ministries and Care Center. Come make some friends and grow in Christ with us through fellowship, worship, and scripture. Child care is available with registration by contacting Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Susan Lapp at commonground@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0558 Kingdom Advisors Fourth Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join this lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Philip van Staden at 407-339-9090 Knit and Chat Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Foyer by Information Desk. This group is for those who knit (or crochet) or want to learn how to knit. Knit and Chat is intended for fellowship while sharing the joy of knitting. Contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net for child care for children 10 and under. www.facebook.com/ knitandchat. Nitza at milliesnow009@ yahoo.com Men’s Racquetball Group Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. After game time, the group members sit on benches and fellowship by telling life’s stories and praying for one another’s needs. This is great for exercise and fellowship. No experience is required. Alex Crane at alexmcrane@live. com or 321-303-0831 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. Alexis Krogman at alexiskrogman@yahoo.com Moms4Moms: The Next Chapter Last Sunday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m., room 1117, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join in and discuss many books that will help navigate the winding road of parenthood. Book list: November 24, The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson. Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net Motorcycle Group Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m., call for start location. Registration will be till 10:45. Kickstands up at 11. Motorcycles for Monica Awareness Ride is a benefit ride to aid injured bikers. There also will be a two-hour country ride through three counties. Food vendors, music and a K-9 dog exhibition also will be part of the activities. The weekend of November 23. join them as they ride up the coast, spend the night in St. Augustine, and come back Sunday morning. This year St. Augustine will be celebrating Night of Lights for Christmas. The city lights up the town at night, and it is magical. Lori Landers at 352-729-6912 Northland Veterans for Christ Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5110, CWW. Christian brothers and sisters who are veterans of the Armed Forces gathering to grow in

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10 Christ, share common experiences, support each other and eventually reach out to the greater community of veterans in the Orlando area. Randy Mixon at 808-343-4391 or rmixon75@gmail.com or Peter Grace at 407575-1360 or petergrace73@yahoo.com. Sew and Serve First Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., room 1104, the Rink. They are currently sewing pillowcase (or sheet) dresses which will be distributed by various Northland mission teams. Bring your portable machines and materials (if you have them) to the gatherings. Joan Siegel at siegeljk@aol.com Single Purpose (Singles age 30 and up) Second and fourth Sunday of each month, 3 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Join the SinglePurpose ministry as they study 40 Days of Love, by Rick Warren. Study guides are available in the Northland Bookstore if desired. They are not necessary for the class. Thanksgiving Dinner, November 23. See details on www.meetup.com/ oacs08.com Sue at 407-314-5817 or pinkrosehalo@yahoo.com, or Teri at alwaysgone_us@yahoo.com or 407-4703431 Hispanic Ministry - Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends . Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824. Ministerio Hispano - Reunion Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 7 p.m., Fellowhip Hall. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Laura Capizzano a 407-937-1824 o laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net Hispanic Ministry - Spanish Translation Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish translation is available online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Desk. Join the Facebook page at www.facebook. com/northlandhispano. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 Ministerio Hispano - Traducción a Español Domingos, en los servicios de las 9 y 11 a.m. Traducción a español esta disponible en línea. Los auriculares para escuchar el servicio estan disponibles en el Mostrador de Bienvenida o “Welcome Desk”. Información en nuestra página de Facebook en www.facebook.com/northlandhispano. Laura Capizzano a laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net o 407-937-1824 Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

Serve at Northland For additional ways to serve at Northland, visit northlandchurch.net/ volunteer. Call and Connect Believers are needed to make phone calls, welcoming first-time visitors and connecting with interested attendees regarding various ministry projects. Training provided, flexible hours. Brian King at brian.king@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0567 Children’s Ministries There are plenty of ways to serve in Children’s Ministries. Whether it is through preparing the weekly take-home resources, teaching or helping in a classroom on the weekends, or manning the children’s library during the week, volunteers make a difference. Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162

traducir con fluidez en los siguientes idiomas: Portugués (Brasil), Español, Singalés, Hindú, Árabe, Japonés y Alemán. Mike Fernandez at mike.fernandez@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1753. Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Heather Subbert at 407-9371828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Serve With Northland

Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Karen Hays at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0575

Blood Drive Sunday, November 3, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.; Monday, November 4, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In October, 42 people donated 35 units, and as a result 103 lives were saved. To reduce your waiting time, you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039

Info Desk Hosts Needed Answer questions and direct newcomers before and after the worship services. Five service choices each weekend. Stop by the Info Kiosk (with the big question mark) and find out how you can get started or contact Terry Wenner at tbardwen@aol.com.

Celebrate Recovery – Inside Co-facilitate weekly classes in the Seminole County jail. A workbook, a DVD and materials are available. Must have one or more years of recovery. Minimum commitment: twice a month. Paula Gillon at paula.gillon@ northlandchurch.net

Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000

Child Advocates Become a Guardian ad Litem. In an ideal situation, a child has a parent or caregiver paying attention, but for many children, there is no one. Will you give some of your time and compassion to such a child? As a GAL volunteer, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, you would be there to speak in the child’s best interest. Ellizabeth McAdams at 407-6655386 or elizabeth.mcadams@gal.fl.gov

Minister to Teens Do you have a heart for hurting teens? We are looking for people to help with an exciting new ministry for students 6th- to 12th-graders. All training and materials will be provided. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Sermon interpreter and translator Northland has a diverse congregation. We want to make our sermons and materials available in many languages to reach all of our congregants and more. If you can fluently interpret or translate in any of these languages, we could use your help: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Sinhalese, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese and German. Mike Fernandez at mike.fernandez@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1753 Traducción del Sermón en Diversos Idiomas Northland tiene una congregación diversa. Deseamos hacer disponible nuestros sermones y materiales en diversas lenguas para poder alcanzar a nuestros congregantes de otros lenguajes Nos encantaría trabajar con usted de forma voluntaria si usted puede interpretar o

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Weekly Good News Clubs are held in elementary schools in the area. They need volunteers from the schools, churches and the community with love for children and various skills set to serve and reach out to the children and families. Jeneba Davies at 407-435-4673 or Jenesther1@bellsouth.net, or www.cefcenfl.org Disaster Response Teams Train and prepare for serving during times of disaster and local outreach field exercises. All levels of experience are needed, from professionals to those who want to be trained. Judy Head at judy.head@ northlandchurch.net or 407-388-5798 Co-facilitate Classes in the Jail Men, women or couples are needed to share their faith and knowledge with Seminole County inmates who desire a change in their lives. Training and workbooks are provided. Thisis a twice-a-month commitment. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416 or susan.lumb@ northlandchurch.net Family Advocacy Office Couples or individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of more than 900 homeless families with school-aged children in Seminole County are needed. Commitment: about 10 hours a month to help one family for a 90-day window to connect to resources within SCPS and other community resources. Training is provided. Maria Penzes at maria. penzes@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0554

Free Clinic Volunteers Needed Harvest Time International’s Medical Care Center is currently looking for volunteers who would like to commit to serve at least once a month. It needs doctors, nurses, dentists, dental assistants and other medical staff as well as clerical volunteers to qualify the families (does require one-time training). The clinic will serve needy families without health insurance in our community. The hours are Monday through Saturday. Ami Staggs at 407-8785495 or ami@harvesttime.org Healing and Transition (HAT) Program Seeking men and women who can walk alongside men and women in the process of changing and building a Christ-centered life. No experience is needed. We will train; just bring your heart for serving others. Servant leaders are needed inside and outside the jail. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416, susan. lumb@northlandchurch.net or susan.lumb@ hatprogram.org Help at Bethany Christian Services Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical and office duties and to support the exchange of pictures/letters between birth families and adoptive families. Christina at Bethany Christian Services at 407-8774006 or cmcgee@bethany.org Host Families Needed for Child in Crisis Loving Christian mentors and volunteer host homes are needed to temporarily house children through our Safe Families for Children ministry. Training is provided. Background checks are required. Maria Penzes at 407937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net Live Worship With Inmates Servant leaders are needed to attend worship in the jail and connect with the inmates. Opportunities exist at all worship service times. No experience is necessary. Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pjgrannan@yahoo.com Mission to Japan December 17 through January 4. Christian families, host one Japanese college student as part of a mission outreach. Students are dropped off at Northland most weekday mornings for a program of English, Bible and sightseeing run by Mission to Japan. Japanese students are always polite and appreciative of their host families. Most Japanese youths have little knowledge of any religion and are open to hearing about our faith. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to do mission work and to share the true meaning of Christmas with a foreign student. Warren Griffith at 407-243-8867 or info@MissionToJapan.org Mission Trip to Japan June 2 through 24. Mission to Japan is looking for college students who have a heart for mission trips to join a mission trip to Japan. Warren Griffith at 407-243-8867 or info@ MissionToJapan.org Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com


Mentors and Classroom Assistants Needed Mentors and classroom assistants are needed for Milwee Middle School students in Longwood. Need to be 18 years old or older and available at least one hour per week until the end of the school year. Must complete SCPS Dividend process. Buzz Vincent, Milwee Middle School at 407-746-3802 or buzz_vincent@scps.k12.fl.us The Mercy Drive Achievers Club This is an after-school program of 51 children who gather weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 for homework help, Bible lessons, interactive learning, fellowship and fun. The club needs more volunteers to ensure that its achievers get the individual attention they need to be successful students in a community where this is desperately needed. Would you like to share in the vision of a transformed community to the greater glory of God? Check out Mercy Drive Ministries on Facebook. 407-293-7784 PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903 Reading/Tutoring Ministry Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary and Magnet School, Sanford. Adults through seniors, especially retirees, read as “Nanas” and “Papas” to kindergarteners and/or tutor second graders in reading or math for one, two, or three hours. Tutoring may be done on alternate days. Mary Weeks at marykweeks@gmail. com or 407-977-0724. Reading and Math Buddies Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School. Help make a difference for a child struggling with reading or math by volunteering one hour a week. Rebekah_richey@scps.k12. fl.us or 407-252-7009 Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Laurie Jean Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net Serve as a Worship Facilitator at the Orlando Bridge We are looking for a few good men! This position is responsible for greeting the inmates for service, handing out prayer cards and worship guides, and hosting the live feed for the Northland worship service through a ROKU box. Training is provided, and most serve one or two times per month. Paula Gillon at 904-610-5492 or paula.gillon@ northlandchurch.net The Sharing Center Volunteers are needed at the Longwood and Sanford sites. Some positions include working at the client services offices or the thrift store, and picking up food from businesses. Volunteers also are needed in the Center’s Oasis, where homeless kids and adults can take a shower, get clothes washed, and use computers for homework and job searches. 407-260-9155 or www.thesharingcenter.org/volunteer Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/ blogs/serve_beyond/

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Billy Graham Outreach In the largest outreach the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has had in its sixdecade history, Dr. Graham will give a prerecorded message the week of November 7, his 95th birthday. The My Hope programs will be available for viewing online and on television. Take advantage of this outreach to help your friends and neighbors understand how much Jesus loves them. Details: http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/ Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, November 6, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022 or christianhelp.org Community Bible Study Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 17-92. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study the books of Amos & Isaiah. Children’s program is available. New Spanish group. Fall registration is now open. Olga Lizardo at 407-415-9578 or visit Orlando.CBSclass.org Healing For Sexual Abuse Survivors Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Parlor Room at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. Sponsored by the Oviedo Counseling Clinic, this is a group for women where you will have a safe, compassionate place to heal with others who have experienced sexual abuse. They will be working through the book, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Dianne Langberg available in the Northland bookstore. Alina Marshall 407-949-4000, ext. 1775 Healing Grace Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 2992 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Coorie Moore at 407-244-5527 Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise February 10 to 14, 2014. Go on the only fully chartered Christian marriage cruise! This is a retreat for married couples looking for romance and rejuvenation. The cruise, hosted by FamilyLife, sails from Miami to Grand Turk Island and features Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with fantastic speakers and Christian entertainment. Guests can look forward to refreshing words on marriage, great concerts, fun with fellow couples, and quality time with their spouses while sailing on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Use NORTHLAND as your group code to get the best rates! Rick and Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@outlook.com or 407-462-5130 Study of Matthew through Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) BSF is providing an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study of the book of Matthew. Day and evening classes are available for women, evenings for men and there are age-appropriate classes for children of

all ages. For additional information about BSF International www.bsfinternational. org. For class details and/or registration information: Orlando Evening Women’s Class - Gina Horton at vhorton827@aol.com; Southwest Orlando Day Women’s Class - Edie Chambers at ebie948@gmail.com; Northwest  Orlando Day Women’s Class Mimi Certo at Mimi@websolvers.com; Oviedo Day Women’s Class - Jill Read at jillread@aol. com; Orlando Evening Men’s Class - Gary Klein at garykleinbsf@gmail.com Thanksgiving Serve Project November 27 to December 1, Live Oak, FL. Serve and deliver more than 500 meals to a community on Thanksgiving day. You will be support on projects such as helping residents to gift-wrap, decorate trees, string lights, construction projects, cooking, landscaping, painting and more. Perfect for families, youth and friends. Journey Fee: $99 per person. Register by November 1. For more deatila and to register, visit: www.led2serve.org

MEN Christian Businessmen’s Connection 7 to 8 a.m.: Tuesdays, Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4; Wednesdays, First Watch, 249 West 436, Altamonte Springs; Thursdays, Perkins, University & Forsyth. A worldwide men’s ministry for 83 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407221-3114 or adauplaise@aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-462-4828, or Steve Doerr at 321-274-7072 CBMC Orlando and Man in the Mirror Men’s Luncheon December 10, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Embassy Suites, 225 Shorecrest Drive, Altamonte Springs. Join them with guest Mark Whitacre, Ivy League Ph.D., corporate executive and FBI informant. Mark’s three years of covert work with the FBI inspired the movie The Informant. He served more than eight years in federal prison for whitecollar crime. Now he is the chief operating officer and president of Cypress Systems Inc., a biotech company. His story is about hope, family commitment, redemption and second chances. Advance reservation: $20. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol.com

Plantation Drive. All women are invited to the monthly luncheon, designed to connect women with God, their community, and each other. Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@ gmail.com or 386-753-9376 Workplace Ministry First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders (www.J4Leaders.org), an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Pam Oldham at info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood. 407-260-9155 or www. thesharingcenter.org Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Rita Divver at 407-920-3907 or jrdivver@cfl.rr.com Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541 Vehicles Needed at LifeHope. Many families working with the LifeHope ministry are able to obtain a job and begin the process of getting back on their feet, but transportation becomes a barrier. Vehicles must be safe and in good working condition. Bud Abt at 407-415-0036 or bud.abt@northlandchurch. net to donate your vehicle Men’s casual clothes, backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes and hygienic supplies, are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com

Faithful and True Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Josh Bales at 407-949-4000, xt. 1703

Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220

PARENTS

Men’s neckties and dress shirts are needed to support the dress code for participants in the Healing and Transition (HAT) Program. HAT is a program for men and women looking for life transformation following incarceration. Donated cars assist with transportation to work. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416 or susan.lumb@hatprogram.org

NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home. www.nearhim.com Parents Group for Moms and Dads Impacted by Homosexuality Second Monday each month, 7 p.m., Altamonte Springs ministry location. Join this group where you can share your feelings, and learn how to respond to your gay loved one in a Godly way. For confidential information Cherrie at cherrierowe@aol.com or 407-322-6850

WOMEN Women’s Connection Luncheon Third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300

Bibles are needed for the Downtown Homeless Ministry. Donate new or used Bibles at the Northland Bookstore. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com

Looking for ministry-related jobs in Central Florida? Need to hire at your ministry?

Find and post paid positions at jobs.northlandchurch.net.

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CONTACT INFO

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net | info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Northland Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net.

GOVERNING ELDERS Thom Willis, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Owusu Amaning, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . . . 407-949-7169 marcus.mennenga@northlandchurch.net Dale Burket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@northlandchurch.net Fred Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 fred.franz@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe.santos@northlandchurch.net Tim Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@northlandchurch.net

PASTOR’S BIO Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as Northland’s senior pastor since 1985. During Pastor Hunter’s tenure, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a community of 20,000 that worships around the globe. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues” found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is a frequent consultant to U.S. agencies and served during the inaugural year on the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven. Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at www.pastorjoelhunter.com.

ACCESS MINISTRIES We have programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Find out more at northlandchurch.net/blogs/category/ access_ministries/. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

DISTRIBUTED SITES

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The church is on the south side of Highway 441. Look for the “Northland” sign. Northland at Mount Dora HUB 17943 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 Facebook.com . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeff Bell, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 or jeff.bell@northlandchurch.net

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000

OVIEDO SITE Reformed Theological Seminary. . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 The Seminary is located at the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Woods Boulevard, just east of State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail). Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300, Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website. . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net

I am interested in a Care Ministry? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 or pray.northlandchurch.net I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Judy Tillman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or hospitalvisits@northlandchurch.net

I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net Diane Jones (infants–grade school). . . . . 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net

HOUSE CHURCHES Even though Northland is what could be called a “megachurch,” we are committed to helping others do church on as small a scale as a few people in a home. That means we want to bring resources and encouragement, and training for ministry to people where they live, and work and play. The house church allows that to happen anywhere in the world. Visit northlandchurch.net/housechurch for an introductory video from Dr. Hunter which will help you learn more about starting a house church. For more videos on how to build a simple church, so that you can effectively gather with others to transform your community, visit www. doingchurchsimply.com.

Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764 DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746 Naples, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Ocoee, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Marty McCoy: mmccoy@kostoandrotella.com or 407-733-5989 Ponce Inlet, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Joe and Donna Leonardo: josephleonardo@sprintmail.com or 386-236-8871 Salisbury, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966 Tyngsboro, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Debbie Miller: NorthlandTyngsboro@gmail.com or 978-649-6115 Utica, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Terri McDowell: terrilee.mcdowell@gmail.com or 845-332-6762 Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965

I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net I want to help at Northland? Rebecca Lang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1807 volunteer@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Judy Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-388-5798 or judy.head@northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I want to learn more about your Hispanic Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio Hispano. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1753 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net Dr. Laura Capizzano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1824 or laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net Anita Arce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-242-3642 or ministeriohispano@northlandchurch.net I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Heather Subbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net I am facing an unforeseen/unexpected financial crisis and need guidance and resources? LifeHope Info Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7151 Visit us online to submit an application: northlandchurch.net/lifehope Computer’s available in care center Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I need information on jail/prison transition ministries? Dale Cowart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7165 or dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net I need the Resource Advocate or FAO (Family Advocacy Office)? Maria Penzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net

Worship Guide-Respond 43, 2013  

October 26 to November 2, 2013

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